PTA Connected + TikTok Grant Sponsored by TikTok
Jan. 10 – Jan. 25, 2022
Sponsored by TikTok, 40 local PTAs will be awarded a grant of $1,000 each to host family-centered conversations within high school communities about digital kindness, safety and responsibility. Grant recipients will be required to organize and host a high school student panel; educate participants about digital kindness, safety, responsibility and TikTok’s safety features; and facilitate interactive learning among participants. National PTA is developing resources to support PTAs hosting these events. The grant application deadline is Jan. 25. Learn more at PTA.org/TikTok!
Center for Family Engagement’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Grant
Nov. 19 – Dec. 19, 2021
Up to 30 local PTAs will be awarded $500 in grand funding (with potential for additional implementation funding) to enhance Diversity, Equity & Inclusion practices in their school communities. To successfully complete this grant, your PTA must be willing to complete a diversity profile, facilitate listening sessions or one on one interviews with families to learn more about their interests and needs, and create an action plan based on your learning.
Nov. 10 – Dec. 13, 2021
While we are pleased to be able to offer financial assistance, don't forget—you do not need a grant to run a National PTA program. Visit PTA.org/Programs to learn more about the amazing PTA Programs available to you!
STEM + Families Math Night Grant Sponsored by Mathnasium
National PTA is awarding 35 local PTAs with $1,000 in grant funding, to co-host a Math Night, in collaboration with Mathnasium. PTAs will organize a hands-on, In-Person Math Night, if permitted by school guidelines and CDC protocols. If not permitted, your PTA will plan a Real Time, Virtual Math Night. PTAs must use the provided National PTA STEM + Families Math Night resources and work to ensure students and families actively participate in the activities to enhance positive family engagement. If your PTA does not have a local Mathnasium Center located near your school, Mathnasium will provide your PTA support and training in hosting a Virtual Math Night. The grant application deadline is Dec. 13. Learn more at PTA.org/MathNight!
Tobacco Prevention Campaign Grant Sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
We are awarding 10 local PTAs/PTSAs—serving 6th to 12th grade students their families—$1,000 each in grant funding, sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. For this grant, your PTA/PTSA must promote our Tobacco Prevention Campaign and:
- Demonstrate existing PTA-leader or student-led tobacco prevention education advocacy efforts and activities, including e-cigarette and flavored tobacco use prevention in your school community or local community
- Be willing to educate and engage youth and families in continued education and advocacy activities, by hosting campaign events
- Distribute and promote National PTA co-created tobacco prevention campaign materials throughout the school year
Examples of tobacco-free youth prevention efforts and activities:
- Leading and advocating for school or local community tobacco-free youth prevention efforts, such as prohibiting flavored e-cigarettes and all other flavored tobacco products.
- Advocate for school and/or community-wide tobacco-free youth policies.
- Host family events to educate youth and families about e-cigarette use and flavored tobacco product use among youth.
- Provide after-school student groups and clubs with information about youth e-cigarette use and flavored tobacco product use among youth.
The grant application deadline is Dec. 13. Learn more at PTA.org/TobaccoPrevention!
STEM + Families Science Festival Grant Sponsored by Bayer Fund
40 local PTAs will be awarded $1,000 in grand funding, sponsored by Bayer Fund, to provide opportunities for families to participate in shared, hands-on science activities and be inspired to pursue careers in STEM. To successfully complete this grant, your PTA must be willing to run a hands-on science festival program using the National PTA STEM + Families Science Festival resources and ensure both students and families actively participate in the experiments, to enhance positive family engagement. This grant is open to PTAs that are located within a 55-mile radius of the following regions: St. Louis, Missouri; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Berkeley, California; and Whippany, New Jersey. The grant application deadline is Dec. 13. Learn more at PTA.org/Science!
Phoebe Apperson Hearst Awards
May 1 – Oct 1, 2021
The Phoebe Apperson Hearst Awards for innovation in family engagement, named after National PTA co-founder Phoebe Apperson Hearst, recognize and celebrate achievement in building effective family-school partnerships. The awards are presented to PTAs that have earned top rank with their National PTA School of Excellence designation by demonstrating outstanding achievement engaging families in student success and school improvements. Local PTAs are encouraged to enroll in and complete the National PTA School of Excellence program during the 2021-2022 school year for consideration.
Aug. 25 – Sep 27, 2021
National PTA offers grant funding for local PTAs who are interested in implementing a National PTA program in the areas of STEM, literacy, digital citizenship, healthy minds and the arts. Grant funds can provide extra support to PTAs in running their program or making their program accessible to all students.
Family Reading Experience Grant, Sponsored by Office Depot OfficeMax
25 local PTAs will be awarded $1,000 in grand funding, sponsored by Office Depot OfficeMax, to implement the National PTA Family Reading Experience program to connect families with resources within their school communities. The goal of the program is to help expand student access to books and diversify libraries at home, in school and in the community. The grant dollars must be used to implement this National PTA program. Check out PTA.org/FamilyReading.
Mary Lou Anderson Reflections Arts Enhancement Grant
Two local PTAs will be awarded $1,000 in grand funding to administer student-centered programs that increase access to high-quality arts learning experiences and create new pathways for students to participate in the National PTA Reflections program. To be eligible for the Mary Lou Anderson Reflections Arts Enhancement grant, your PTA must be participating in the 2021-2022 I Will Change the World By… Reflections program. The grant dollars must be used to provide new pathways for at-risk and underserved students to participate in arts education, including the Reflections program. Learn more.
PTA Connected SmartTalk Grant, Sponsored by NortonLifeLock
30 local PTAs will be awarded $1,000 in grand funding to facilitate PTA Connected Smart Talk family conversations in their school communities. The Smart Talk is an interactive tool created by National PTA and NortonLifeLock that walks families through a series of guided digital safety questions, then creates a personalized family agreement for how technology will be used at home. For this specific grant, your PTA must be willing to host a discussion that families and students participate in together about digital safety and The Smart Talk tool. National PTA has developed resources to support this discussion. Check out PTA.org/SmartTalk.
STEM + Families Propelling Our World Grant, Sponsored by Huntington Ingalls Industries
50 local PTAs will be awarded $1,000 in grand funding, sponsored by Huntington Ingalls Industries, to connect families with engaging STEM activities. To successfully complete this grant, your PTA must be willing to run a hands-on STEM+ Families Propelling Our World (Engineering Design Challenge) Program using the National PTA Propelling Our World resources, as well as to ensure the engineering design challenge activities allow both students and families to actively participate in the experiments, to enhance positive family engagement. In addition, using the available National PTA program resources, your PTA must be willing to educate families about STEM careers, including those careers involving skilled trades. Check out PTA.org/Engineering.
PTA Healthy Minds Grant, Sponsored by GoGuardian
15 local PTAs will be awarded $1,000 in grand funding, sponsored by GoGuardian, to equip families with the tools they need to build healthy minds. For this specific grant, your PTA must be willing to distribute and promote the National PTA Healthy Minds resources throughout the school year, gather data to better understand the mental health needs of students and families in your school community, and collaborate with your school leadership on ways to provide appropriate school-based mental health resources and services to families and students. Learn more about this specific grant opportunity here and about Healthy Minds in general here.
Jan Harp Domene Diversity and Inclusion Award
Jan. 12 – March 14, 2020
The purpose of the Jan Harp Domene Diversity and Inclusion Award contest is to recognize PTAs that are dedicated to the needs of all families represented in their schools. The contest acknowledges PTAs that develop practices that are inclusive and equal for all families and that result in positive change. All diversity and inclusion efforts must be from the previous calendar year (2020).
Healthy Hydration Grants, Sponsored by Nestlé Waters North America
November 2 – 24, 2020
30 local PTAs will be awarded a grant of $1,000 each sponsored by Nestlé Waters North America, together with its national brand Nestlé® Pure Life®, to educate families about the importance of drinking water. $500 will be awarded to 10 local PTAs who participated in the Healthy Hydration program in the 2019-2020 school year, providing an opportunity for these PTAs to advocate for health improvements in their school communities. Grant winners will be announced on December 18th.
PTA Connected Smart Talk Conversation Grants, Sponsored by TikTok and NortonLifeLock
November 2 – 24, 2020
40 local PTAs will be awarded a grant of $1,000 each sponsored by TikTok and NortonLifeLock to foster PTA Connected Smart Talk Conversations within their school communities. The Smart Talk is an interactive contract created by National PTA and NortonLifeLock that walks families through a series of guided questions to establish a digital safety conversation and then create a personalized family agreement. Grant winners will be announced on December 18th.
STEM + Families Science Festival Grants, Sponsored by Bayer
November 2 – 24, 2020
30 local PTAs will be awarded a grant of $1,000 each sponsored Bayer to help engage families in their school communities in science activities. The goal of the program is to make science more accessible and less intimidating to students and their families. Grant winners will be announced on December 18th.
STEM + Families Propelling Our World Grants, Sponsored by Huntington Ingalls Industries
November 2 – 24, 2020
30 local PTAs will be awarded a grant of $1,000 each sponsored by Huntington Ingalls Industries to connect families with engaging STEM activities. The goal of the program is to inspire students and families to become more interested in STEM, and more specifically in the skilled trades, and eventually consider careers in these fields. Grant winners will be announced on December 18th.
Mary Lou Anderson ArtsEd Grants
November 2 – 24, 2020
Two local PTAs will be awarded $1,000 to administer student-centered programs that increase access to high quality arts learning experiences and new pathways for students to participate in National PTA’s Reflections program. The Mary Lou Anderson Reflections Arts Enhancement Grant opportunity places special emphasis on increasing access to arts education among at-risk and under-served students. Grant winners will be announced on December 18th.
PTA COVID-19 Relief Fund
June 1 – July 12, 2020
In moments of crisis, PTA is there working for our teachers, families and students. To help PTAs across the country support their school communities in need, National PTA has partnered with social media app TikTok to create the PTA COVID-19 Relief Fund. We are awarding $550,000 in funding to help PTAs meet the most pressing needs of their school community during the ongoing pandemic. Funds can be used to maintain existing programs or start new ones, such as helping families that are food insecure, supporting mental health programs, providing distance learning resources or helping with technology costs so students can continue learning online at home.